Feb 01, 2023
EDUC 243 - Processes and Acquisition of Reading
Intended for the pre-service, undergraduate teacher candidate in early childhood, elementary, or special education. This course explores an instructional approach for teaching the literacy skills of speaking, reading, spelling, and writing. It also addresses fluency, comprehension, orthographic knowledge, and writing from an emergent to advanced level. Students examine how observation, documentation, interpretation, evaluation, and planning result in appropriate instruction based on children’s strengths and needs. The course also focuses on the process of language development, including the impact of phonemic awareness and how the brain responds to reading acquisition. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in EDUC 201 , or consent of department. Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Explain the contribution of oral language to reading and writing development.
- Identify the process of language development and the effects of second language learning.
- Explain language structures and discuss the components of language.
- Describe the interrelationship among orthographic, phonological, semantic, and contextual processing in word recognition, reading fluency, and comprehension.
- Identify the impact of phonemic awareness and how the brain responds to reading and language acquisition.
- Describe stages of reading development and the characteristics of beginning, proficient, and advanced readers.
- Differentiate the intrinsic and extrinsic causes of reading difficulty and describe the characteristics of students with reading difficulties.
- Relate current brain research to the acquisition of reading.
- Identify specific aspects of instruction that facilitate language and literacy development.
- Discuss how children’s literature contributes to oral language development.
- Examine how observation, documentation, interpretation, evaluation, and planning result in appropriate instruction based on children’s strengths and needs.
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